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Effects of Repeated Precommercial Thinnings in Central Hardwood Sapling Stands

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Precommercial thinnings were repeated four times in a central hardwood sapling stand beginning at age 8 and ending at age 22. Treated plots were thinned on an areawide basis to specified density levels of 30-, 50-, and 70-percent stocking. The species composition of all stems in the stand was altered somewhat by thinning, but similar trends occurred on control plots. The species composition, growth, and quality of potential crop trees were not improved substantially by thinning. Results indicate that repeated areawide precommercial thinnings to specified density levels is not an effective timber management alternative for hardwood sapling stands.
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Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: 1982-02-01

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